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The MAROON Vol. 65, No. 26 Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 May 1,1987 LU, Beggars to meet on frat racism charge By Rene Sanchez and Raul X. Rosales Staff writers Loyola officials soon will confront the Beggars fraternity about allegations of racial discrimination and hazing, the Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., university president, said this week. Carter said he and Vincent P. Knipfing, vice president for Student Affairs, will meet with the officers and adviser of the fraternity to discuss comments made by four former Beggars pledges in an April 10 Maroon story. The meeting will be held before the semester ends, Knipfing said. He called the allegations in the story "extremely serious." The four former Beggars pledges, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Maroon that the Beggars continue to harass , mock and exclude black students. "They told us, 'We would never take a black person in this fraternity,' and they told us this outright," one former pledge said in the story. The four former pledges listed numerous other incidents, both remarks and actions, that illustrated Beggars' discrimination and prejudice. Carter called the allegations "contemptible." The purpose of the meeting with the Beggars, he said, is to inform them that if such allegations can be confirmed, the university will take "very severe action" against the fraternity. "I was greatly disturbed by what I read," Knipfing said. "If proven, it would mean, without a doubt, their charter would be revoked." Peter Cangelosi, Beggars adviser and assistant professor of history, angrily denied Wednesday that the fraternity discriminates against blacks. He also said allegations that the Beggars fraternity still secretly has prejudiced policies in its constitution are "sheer nonsense." "Beggars is clearly non-racist," said Cangelosi, who has advised the fraternity for the past five years. "The organization has no racial policy, period. It is open to all males." Though it has never had a black pledge, Cangelosi said Beggars has "gone Greenpeace fights abuse with action By Hank Stuever Staff writer Earth can no longer keep up with the abuses of the human race and will soon be doomed unless concerned persons start to work against the abuse of the planet's resources, a leader from Greenpeace International said Tuesday. "Earth has been able to make up for man's abuses for thousands of years, but so much of what we're doing today is becoming the greatest threat to the planet," said Chris Cook, who served as a national director few Greenpeace for six years. Cook, who travels across the United States explaining the goals and purposes of Greenpeace, addressed a crowd of 40 persons in the Audubon Room of the Danna Center. "When I first got to New Orleans today, I walked for a while along St. Charles Avenue, and I was really impressed with the beauty," he said. "And it's times like that when you see something so beautiful that it becomes hard to believe that this is a planet in jeopardy." Cook explained that Greenpeace is concerned with active protest, and doing something whenever and wherever environmental injustice occurs. "We try to Touchdown Jesus touch-up Physical plant workers Howell Wood and John Rauch give the statue of Jesus In front of Marquette Hall a spring painting. Photo by Tracy Smith Protesters oppose U.S. foreign policies By Alicia Clemens Assistant News Editor It wai gray and rainy and cold and Manuel Casellas was tired. He sloshed through the puddles, taking care not to splash the marchers beside him, in front of him, behind him. The protesters marched on, singing, and the rain smeared their signs. "Reagan Makes Another War, We Say No," dribbled down the white paper. But the messages were clear. "History was made in Washington this past Saturday," Casellas said, "and people won't forget it." Casellas, a Loyola history freshman, participated in Saturday's protest outside the White House. The protesters gathered to condemn United States policies in Central America and South Africa. Washington police estimated that more than 75,000 people were involved in the three-day protest that ended Monday,Monday, when more than 550 people were arrested for blocking the entrance to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters. Casellas was one of 20 people who rode a bus chartered by the Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Central America and Southern Africa. The 20-hour ride from New Orleans to Washington was worth it, he said. "I am against the Reagan administration's foreign policies," Casellas said. "When I heard about the march, I felt like I had to go." When the New Orleans group arrived in Washington early Saturday morning, protesters already surrounded the White House, Casellas said. He was amazed by the number of people who participated. "It was good to see so many people who wanted to protest," Casellas said. "It was as if they were saying they weren't going to sit back quietly and do nothing about government policy" The number of protesters was staggeringstaggering to Sieve Beren, an assistant librarian at Tulane University, who rode the bus from New Orleans along with Casellas."It is very obvious that many people don't agree with what the U.S. is doing in Central America and South Africa," he said. Beren said the protest was interesting for him because it included such a diverse group of supporters. "Students, teachers, artists ... I met a wide variety of people who agreed that U.S. policies are wrong." As they walked down Pennsylvania Avenue, the marchers carried anti-war signs that said , "No Contra-Aid, We Remember Vietnam," Casellas said. Many sang protest songs. "Too many of us remember Vietnam," Beren said. "Marches and protests against Vietnam helped to end U.S. military involvement there. See Beggars/ page 9 See Greenpeace/ page 7 See Protest/ page 9 With thistesue, The Maroon spring 1987. Publication will resume Aug. 28.
|Masthead||The Maroon Vol. 65 No. 26|
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